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Improving access, care and knowledge about hospice, grief and loss

When is it time for hospice?

  • Health status has declined significantly despite medical treatment.
  • Treatments aimed at curing a serious illness are no longer effective or desired.
  • Focus on quality of life is predominant goal.
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Live on February 20, 2020

Adverse Childhood Experiences as a Risk Factor for Grief

Current research is showing links between trauma in childhood and poor lifetime physical and psychological outcomes, including at the end of life and during bereavement. Dr. Crunk and Dr. Burke will discuss their research findings and offer some recommendations for intervention.

Current research is showing links between trauma in childhood and poor lifetime physical and psychological outcomes, including at the end of life a...

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15 Recommendations for Preventing Medication Diversion & Misuse in Hospice Care

A panel of experts in hospice, palliative care and substance use disorder has issued 15 recommendations to provide guidance to hospice personnel on evidence-informed strategies to prevent medication diversion and misuse.

A panel of experts in hospice, palliative care and substance use disorder has issued 15 recommendations to provide guidance to hospice personnel on...

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Grief Chat with Rev. Paul Metzler

Join Rev. Metzler on February 4 at 1:00 pm ET for a chat about his Ask an Expert column, "When Well-Meaning Comments Make My Grief Worse" in the Journeys newsletter. Ask questions, share experiences and gain insight and advice from Rev. Metzler and other Journeys readers.

Join Rev. Metzler on February 4 at 1:00 pm ET for a chat about his Ask an Expert column, "When Well-Meaning Comments Make My Grief Worse" in the Jo...

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